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Dr. Sutton,

Thank you for referring to your comments on Business Week, and thank you for your comments about Capt. Sullenberger and the professionalism of pilots. Each time I hear him called a "hero", I cringe. Yes, what he did was professional and great. However, compare the difficulty of landing a plane on an open stretch of water with landing a crippled bomber or helicopter on the hard, and often hostile ground, while still saving the crew. While we can call both competent and professional, I wish people would save the hero worship for those who perform competently with all the odds stacked against them.


Here are some suggestions:

Do you resent all of the rising stars or just the one or two who deserve it?

Do you find yourself remaining silent in a meeting because the discussion has moved beyond you?

Do you find that when you comment in a meeting the people around you indicate (verbally or non-verbally) that you have stated the obvious?

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